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Hingham, MA, United States, 2007/10/09 - Phillips DiPisa completes a search assignment for Basilea Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Company appoints Ken Farah as National Sales Director for its Ceftobiprole drug.
Phillips DiPisa, a retained executive search firm serving healthcare providers, managed care organizations, and life sciences firms, today announced that it has completed an executive search assignment for Basilea Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Basilea Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a newly launched U.S. subsidiary of Switzerland's Basilea Pharmaceutica, hired Ken Farah as the National Sales Director. Phillips DiPisa led the search on behalf of Basilea Pharmaceuticals.
At Basilea, Farah will lead the company’s first sales team for Ceftobiprole, which is awaiting FDA approval to treat methicillin-resistant staff infections.
Farah has over 25 years of sales and sales management experience launching specialty anti-infective and oncology products in the hospital markets. Most recently, Farah was a Sales Director for Dendreon Corporation. Prior, he managed regions around the country for Ortho McNeil/Alza, where he helped build the specialty sales force for the ADHD drug Concerta.
Farah also served at ALZA, Sequus and Immunex, in capacities such as Regional Manager, Director of Strategic Oncology accounts and Oncology Account Executive. He began his career in sales at Lederle, where he rose to management in the hospital division and concentrated on antibiotic sales in the hospital marketplace.
Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on new antibacterial and antifungal agents to fight drug resistance and on the development of dermatology drugs. Basilea’s products are targeted to satisfy high medical and patient needs in the hospital and specialty care setting. The company owns a diversified portfolio, including three investigational phase III drugs of which two have shown positive pivotal phase III results.
Kevin Carroll was Phillips DiPisa’s associate responsible for this engagement.
About Phillips DiPisa
Phillips DiPisa (phillipsdipisa.com) recruits leaders for healthcare providers, managed care organizations, and life sciences firms. The firm’s roots are in Greater Boston – a historical center of medical innovation and excellence. Phillips DiPisa now serves clients along the East Coast and throughout the Midwest, and draws on a national pool of candidates.